Ahad, September 21, 2008

The Remaining 10 days


Salam from myss. (Ok suddenly I’m writing in English in this warna kehidupan.) Time flies really fast. whether we realize it or not, we’ve reached the last part of Ramadhan: the remaining 10 days.

Let us reflect ourselves..up to this day, how much ibadah have we done so far? Have we managed to upgrade our iman and amal? Has this Ramadhan been a better one compared to the previous one? so many questions..

Anyway, now that we’ve reached the 21st night of Ramadhan, let us look at Surah Al-Qadr (The Night of Power) to remind us all of LAILATUL QADR.

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
We have indeed revealed this message in the Night of Power.
And what will explain what the Night of Power is?
The Night of Power is better than a thousand months.
Therein come down the angels and the spirit, by Allah's permission, on every errand.
Peace! Until the rising of the morning!

The translation in Bahasa is:
Dengan nama Allah Yang Maha Pengasih, Maha Penyayang
Sesungguhnya Kami telah menurunkannya (Al-Qur’an) pada malam kemuliaan.
Dan tahukah kamu apakah malam kemuliaan itu?
Malam kemuliaan itu lebih baik daripada seribu bulan.
Pada malam itu turun para malaikat dan Ruh (Jibril) dengan izin Tuhannya untuk mengatur semua urusan.
Sejahteralah (malam itu) sampai terbit fajar.

From the surah we know that among the nights of Ramadhan is one special night, which is better than a thousand months. Ibadah and good deeds performed on that single night are equal to those performed over a thousand months. This means that the reward for doing ibadah in this night is so great that even if a person does ibadah for a thousand months apart from this night, he will not receive the same reward as that of engaging in ibadah in this one night.
“Whoever stays up (in prayer and remembrance of Allah) on the Night of Qadr fully believing (in Allah’s promise of reward for that night) and hoping to seek reward (from Allah alone and not from people), he shall be forgiven for his past sins.” (Bukhari & Muslim)

Don’t we think that Allah is so gracious? as if it is not enough to reward us during this month, he even give us a special night to reward us even more and give forgiveness to his servants, to those who seek.

Nobody knows exactly when this night is as Allah has concealed the exact date of the Night of Power so that His servant would worship Him during the whole month of Ramadan without picking the days. *wink* However, it was reported that the Prophet Muhammad said, “Seek it on the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan.” (Bukhari)

Some signs of the Lailatul Qadr are:
Rasulullah s.a.w described the morning after Lailatul Qadr, so that the Muslim may know which day it is. From Ubayy, RA who said: that Rasulullah s.a.w: "On the morning following Lailatul Qadr the sun rises not having any rays, as if it were a brass dish, until it rises up." (Muslim, Abu Daud, at-Tarmidhi, Ibn Majah)

From Ibn 'Abbaas, RA who said: Rasulullah s.a.w said: "Lailatul Qadr is calm and pleasant, neither hot nor cold, the sun arises on its morning being feeble and red." (at-Tayaalisee, Ibn Khuzaimah, al-Bazzaar with hasan isnaad)

To all Muslims out there, let’s not miss this opportunity to do as much ibadah as we can and hope that we will be able to encounter this precious night. A night when the gates of the heavens are wide open and Allah will listen to the lucky ones who encounter it.

We don’t know if we’ll get a chance to meet with it again in the next Ramadhan, whether we’ll still be alive at that time or not. Think about it. Let’s not miss this one night which is better than a thousand months of our life, and worshiping on that one night is better than 84 years of our ibadah.

Ummul Mukminin Aisyah ra berkata: “Sesungguhnya Rasulullah s.a.w apabila berdekatan dengan sepuluh malam terakhir dalam bulan Ramadhan berpesan: “Bersungguhlah (dlm ibadah) atau berwaspadalah kerana lailatul qadar itu pada sepuluh malam yang terakhir dari Ramadhan” (Bukhari & Muslim)

Hehe..suddenly I remembered my dad always remind me during the last 10 days of Ramadhan to sleep early and get up early for qiam and not to miss this once in a year chance or (who knows?) maybe once in a lifetime chance to meet with lailatul qadr.

Start small, you don’t have to have a lengthy qiam if you’re tired and sleepy. 2-4 rakaat and recitation of a few pages of Quran will do before sahur. What matters is sincerity. However, if you’re really strong- strong iman, strong body, and do have the time, do as many prayers as you can;)

Ya Allah, ringankanlah tubuh badan ini untuk beribadat kepadaMu. Amin

13 ulasan:

  1. bagus gak cara2 ko ni. praktikal. xdela rasa penat kalau nak qiam kan. selalu org mesti pikir nak buat Qiam tu mesti kena solat lama2..

    BalasPadam
  2. kejap..mana yang ada orang cakap nak translate tuh?hik3..pnat la tu ye.k selamat qiam di bulan ramadhan yang tinggal beberapa hari saja lagi ni.sob3
    (ok trying my best to use BM yang skema-kena berlatih lagi ni)

    BalasPadam
  3. jap..sukati je buang kale2 yang best kat tulisan tu..sukati aku la nak letak.baru terasa macam warna kehidupan.isy.byk betul peraturan.eh t'gaduh kat sini plak sume org boleh baca.hehe.sori2

    BalasPadam
  4. sori la kalo ada mcm2 peraturan. tapi sebaiknya nak info kat blog ni berbentuk santai dan mudah difahami serta mudah untuk disebarkan. kalau macam2 warna atau format digunakan, rasa macam sangat klakar la..

    try tgk dlm edit post tu. study format blockquote tu kalau nk masukkan ayat quran atau hadith.

    harap artikel seterusnya boleh la kongsi pasal baitul muslim ke ape ke.. thanx

    BalasPadam
  5. Qiam tak semestinya berjam-jam...
    kat uia ni diorang start pkul 4.30..

    and talking about lailatul qadar, do u think a person who experience it will tell other people? it's such a meaningful night, and I guess it's just the same as when you perform hajj, that you're not able to describe it to other people..

    let's pray it happens to us and let's pray for our upcoming finals as well!

    BalasPadam
  6. insyaAllah. ku hampir terlupa yang semester ni takde final exam.. hehe

    btw ku mengharap juga dapat menjalani praktikal dengan cemerlang.. 2bulan lagi..

    BalasPadam
  7. oh..lupa plak kamu takde final.. jia you with your practicals!

    BalasPadam
  8. yes without even realize time flies so fast. and now left few days before aidil fitri :)

    we sure gonna miss the fasting month this year... which it will never be the same again in the future.

    are getting better and learn something from this ramadhan? we should... as to me ramadhan is always the most peaceful month ever!

    BalasPadam
  9. Hello.. thanks for visiting my blog.
    Haha... Selamat berpuasa... raya nak sampai tak lama lagi... :D

    BalasPadam
  10. Oh ya...
    I am using normal digital camera from Sony. You like photography? :)

    BalasPadam
  11. salam.. selamat aidilfitri 2008

    BalasPadam
  12. hello curryegg
    thanks. can't wait for raya too. i'm not really into photography but i love taking pictures!

    salam ijad
    terima kasih. salam aidilfitri!

    BalasPadam
  13. salam aidilfitri kepada semua:)

    moga tahun depan kita masih dpt bersua lagi dengan Ramadhan.
    Ramadhan, janganlah pergi..belum puas lagi kuluangkan masa bersamamu.

    BalasPadam